Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day brought global journalists and investors to Portland, Ore., for an update on the innovations Daimler Trucks has been crafting. The big news was the fully electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 truck and the Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck. Click the following links to read the details and watch walk-around videos of both trucks:
There was plenty of other technology on display at the event. Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president, engineering and technology, kicked off the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day with an overview of automation, electrification and connectivity in the video below.
Then Daimler Trucks announced a new Automated Truck R&D Center.
Marcus Claesson, chief information officer, Daimler Trucks North America kicks off the Detroit Connect breakout session in the video below.
Jason Krajewski, director of connectivity with Daimler Trucks North America, gives an in-depth look at Detroit Virtual Technician with a fault code demo.
In the video below, Krajewski goes on to demo an upcoming data-focused offering: Detroit Connect Direct.
Dr. Peter Vaughan Schmidt, Daimler Trucks, head of strategy.
• On level five, fully automated trucks: Not any time soon. At least 20 years away from that reality.
• “To bring a real automated truck to market, it needs to offer reliable uptime.”
Detroit experts take us through a demo of Detroit Assurance 4.0 and the currently in development truck pairing/platooning technology.